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UI’s ‘Last Journalism Professor’ Dies

Bert Cross, known by many as the "last journalism professor" died Monday morning at the age of 92 from age-related causes. The former professor taught at the University of Idaho for 24 years, where he was chairman of the journalism department before it became a part of the School of Communication in 1973. Despite the change, Cross wanted to remain a "professor of journalism" instead of one of "communication" like the rest of his colleagues. "He was an institution," said Roy Atwood, one of Cross' former UI colleagues. "He represents the end of an era - of the old inky-print newspaper tradition"/Kelli Hadley, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.

Question: What will happen when all the journalists are gone?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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